Hope Church loves children and young people. Investing in this next generation is a key focus of our church. We value young people and children and attract a large number of families. We provide groups, activities and events especially for them and want them to get caught up in a vision for God that will give them direction and purpose in life.
On the first Sunday of a month we gather to worship and learn as a whole family at our family service. On the other Sunday mornings we worship as a whole church family to begin with and then children leave to go to their age-specific groups.
Please register your children at the Kids Registration Desk before the service.
Sparkbeams (0 – 4 years)
Our pre-schoolers are cared for by a dedicated team whose main aim is to make sure they have a happy morning! They play with toys, listen to songs and stories, and make very simple crafts to help them learn about Jesus.
Blaze (School Years R – 6)
Blaze is an action-packed, fun-filled, God-centred programme, where the children get to worship, pray, play games, learn from the Bible and build friendships by sharing their lives together.
First, the children register and are welcomed in their small groups. Then they all come together for games, worship, teaching, quizzes and memory verses. After that they finish the morning in their small groups again to connect the learning to their own lives, pray together, play more games, and make crafts.
Children’s safety is of utmost importance and so all our leaders complete Safeguarding training and are DBS checked. We also endeavour to have a nominated First Aid trained team member present.
Hope Church has a thriving youth group. It’s a great place to hang out, have fun and get to know other young people.
Every Friday we meet up with Jubilee Church in Farnham at Weydon Christian Centre (GU9 8RL) where all of our youth meet together. Between termly social events and the occasional workshop (drumming, cake making etc) Youth nights involve pool, table tennis, craft activities, games consoles, a half time faith building talk and the ever popular daily challenge.
When? Friday 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Where? Weydon Christian Centre
Who? All age groups (Y7-Y13)
On the first and third Tuesday of a month from 7.30-9pm we have Attic, our youth small group for young people in school years 10-13.
On the second and fourth Sunday of a month during the church service we have Basement, our youth small group for young people in school years 7-9.
Both Attic and Basement are places where faith and life are worked out together with friends and are instrumental in building up and encouraging our young people. There is also a considerable amount of fun and snacks!
Every summer our young people head to NewDay, which is a Christian youth festival hosted by New Frontiers. This is a fantastic 6 days under canvas within the Norfolk Showground with 8000 other young people. Here the young people experience outstanding teaching, fantastic stadium-style worship and so many activities it would make your head spin!
If you have any further questions please contact our Youth and Children’s Worker Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org.